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Decapitated members released from jail, trial set for January

By | Published on Thursday 14 December 2017

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All four members of Polish death metal band Decapitated have been released from jail, pending their trial on rape charges in January. A judge decided to release the four men without them having to pay the $100,000 bail that was previously set.

As previously reported, the band were arrested in LA in September, accused of raping a woman on their tour bus following a performance in Spokane, Washington on 31 Aug.

Two women allege that they were invited back to the band’s bus after the show, but that once on board the “vibe” changed. One woman managed to get off the bus, while the other says that she was raped by all four members of the metal outfit. They have all pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnap and rape.

This week, according to The Spokesman-Review, the four men were released on the condition that they stay within Washington state. They have had to give up their passports and sign a waiver obligating Poland to extradite them back to the US if they do flee to their home country.

The trial is set to begin on 16 Jan.



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